Richard Alan Patterson

Battery C 4/42 Artillery

4th Infantry Division

KIA 05/13/1970

 

 

 

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
4th Infantry Division

MOS: 13A10 Field Artillery Basic
18 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jun 22, 1951
From LEVITTOWN, NEW YORK
His tour of duty began on Oct 07, 1969
Casualty was on May 13, 1970
CAMBODIA
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
Religion
BAPTIST

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Richard Patterson was killed in action while on Operation Binh Tay I,
during a sapper and mortar attack on FSB Valkyrie, Cambodia, at grid reference YA516416,
approximately 34 kilometers west of Plei Djereng airfield.

 

 

 

SP4 Richard A. Patterson's decorations

 

 

Richard is also eligible to receive the Conspicuous Service Cross
from the State of New York

 

 

 

 

 

13 Aug 2004

"PeeWee" ... he was on my gun in Cambodia at Landing Zone Valkyrie. He was hit early in the mortar attack
on the LZ, 13 May 1970. I don't know what family he has but I for one would like to see a page for him
as he died as an American Soldier and as such deserves to be remembered - he has earned it.

Russell "Redleg" Armstrong
Charlie Battery, 4/42nd Arty
20 June 69 - 21 June 70
redleg1@earthlink.net

 

 

 

 

Richard "Pee Wee" Patterson is buried at the Long Island National Cemetery,
in Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, Section (Plot) 2T Site 3059.

 

Grave marker for Richard A. Patterson

Photo courtesy of Nick Coraggio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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